56 cases for atrocities against women of NE states
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 19:17
New Delhi: Delhi Police have registered 56 cases against several people for committing crimes against women from North Eastern states in the past three years.

Out of the total of 56 cases, a highest of 27 were registered in 2009, as against 20 in 2010 and nine in 2008, Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

"Delhi Police have initiated several measures for the safety of women and these measures are applicable to the North Eastern women also. In addition, all pockets where residents from the North-East are staying have been identified and the police stations concerned have been instructed to have close interaction with them and also to enhance patrolling," Ramachandran said.

The minister said detailed instructions have been issued to sensitise the staff of the PCR vans and police stations so as to make them more sensitive and empathetic towards the problems and grievances of people from North Eastern region residing in Delhi.

A cell namely "North-East Connect", headed by a Joint Secretary level officer, has been formed in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region to serve as a coordination point with Resident Commissioners of all eight North Eastern States (Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Tripura) and with the students and citizen bodies of all NE states.


First Published: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 19:17

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